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With a third major manufacturer due to begin offering subsidized fuel cell vehicles in California this year, the public’s imagination has been alternately captivated by FCVs’ potential or in cases incensed over the alleged effrontery. To say it’s been a controversial topic for some would be an understatement. But beyond Honda, Hyundai and soon Toyota, […]

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With over 160,000 global sales and close to 75,000 in the U.S., Nissan’s Leaf is by far the top-selling electric car but what Nissan will do for an encore is a bit of a mystery. Actually, Nissan has made a few statements we can summarize into some of what to expect, although no actual photos […]

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Today electric cars priced around the $30,000-something level offer range of under 100 miles, but in less than two years will ranges double for essentially the same price? More than a rhetorical question, the handwriting is on the wall that this is the case. The benchmark that at least three automakers are aiming for is […]

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In just 2014 alone the nations comprising the 10-largest plug-in electrified vehicle consumers added 293,245 new PEVs to the road, significantly increasing the cumulative total to around 712,000 since 2003. At the end of 2013 there were an estimated 405,000 PEVs sold among all nations which means things are accelerating, even if in other quarters […]

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The Prius was once the top alternative-energy statement, and if Toyota has anything to say about it, despite declining sales last year for the car now late in its life cycle, the fourth-generation aims to rectify this state of affairs. Not to exaggerate the downturn, although 2014 sales declined 11 percent in the U.S., the […]

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Despite prior reports that CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sergio Marchionne said FCA will launch a plug-in hybrid Town & Country late this year, he has since said it aims to unveil it at the Detroit auto show next January. The plug-in hybrid minivan capable of all-electric driving and extreme mpg has been anticipated by […]

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Merging elements from the Lexus ES 300h and the Camry Hybrid, the 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid delivers on that for which it’s advertised. What’s that? It’s a roomy, mid-sized sedan positioned as a range topper that also gets quite respectable fuel mileage – its 40 mpg combined is 16 mpg better than a six-cylinder Avalon, […]

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Today ahead of the Chicago Auto Show, Chevrolet confirmed it will produce the Chevrolet Bolt EV at the Orion Assembly facility in Michigan. The all-electric car is estimated by GM’s own globally oriented internal testing protocols to offer more than 200 miles range and its price is to net out after federal subsidies to around […]

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With all the hubbub about the 2016 Chevrolet Volt being thoroughly revised, a closely related car that’s largely escaped attention is the Cadillac ELR, but General Motors has said it will be revealing 2016 ELR details in Geneva March 3. UPDATE: 2/16: GM of Europe says plans have changed and Geneva is not the location […]

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Gasoline might be inexpensive these days but plug-in cars are still increasing global market share. Comprised of all-electric and plug-in hybrids, and generally known as plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs), the global stock crested past 712,000 cumulative sales through December 2014 and is still accelerating. Among nationwide markets, the U.S. is by far the largest PEV […]

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